7-18-07. Falcon Heights, TX. ©Berry Nall or as stated

It is very difficult to distinguish among the various Calephelis metalmarks found in the Rio Grande Valley. The following references may help:
NABA comparison photos
Archives, TX-Butterfly List-serv; search for the following messages by Mike Overton:

  • 23 Oct 2002, "LRGV Calephelis --longish"
  • 23 Oct 2004, "Re: LRGV 10/18,19/04; Calephelis ID"

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Life History of Rounded Metalmark

Host plants recorded
in Texas' lower Rio Grande Valley:

  • Crucita, Chromoleaena odorata
Sightings by Month
 
 
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(in Starr Co, 4 yrs of data)
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Per month: 
1 seen
 
2 seen
 
>2 seen

Explanation of sightings data

Click thumbnails to view in frame to right. Pictures with the same date are different views of the same individual unless specified otherwise.